I am not a technologist totally by accident but close enough to call my blog Accidental Technologist. I started my career as a Chemical Engineer but switched my major on what seemed like a whim. So, here I am a computer scientist.
I am a freelance web developer, Internet Systems Architect and entreprenuer living in Woodstock, CT. I have been writing software for the better part of 20 years in languages such as Ruby, BASIC, C/C++, Visual Basic, ASP/ASP.NET and C#. I ran a software development and network integration company for 10 years and then sold the business to move on to other interests.
Today I create and maintain web applications using Ruby on Rails and ASP.NET. I have a growing interest and experience with the relatively new ASP.NET MVC Framework. ASP.NET MVC moves Microsoft development forward, mirroring Ruby on Rails in many ways. The mix of applications I have written using ASP.NET and Ruby on Rails ranges from utility application to full-blown ecommerce systems. One of my personal applications is over at www.toreadlist.com and is a little site to keep track of what you want to read next, like a book mark for the web but not like Del.icio.us or a bookmark in your browser. Check it out and see what I mean.
My Ruby and Ruby on Rails work started in early 2007, I had been working on ASP.NET and was looking to expand my set of developer tools while being able to create applications faster than with traditional ASP.NET tools. I have interest in many different computer languages, exploring Scala, Python and almost anything dynamic.
I maintain the open source project known as Instant Rails project over on RubyForge and write a bit of code for TrackDailyGoals.com. I also am a Ruby Community Editor for the great site, www.infoq.com, since June 2007. My InfoQ writings can be found on my authors page.
My professional work includes running a web development consultancy called The Still River Software Company, LLC. We are primarily provide Ruby and Ruby on Rails software development services and are introducing our first software product for tracking customer complaints called CustomerFu.
I am available for hire on freelance projects, contact me about your project at rbazinet at gmail dot com. The most recent copy of my resume can be found here.
My other interests include backpacking in the White Mountains and flying High Power Rocketry in and around New England.